The ambient sounds of Acquiesce came from months of experimentation with both electronic sound, and minimal musical ideas. Over time the project shifted away from experimentation, and began to focus more on creating ambient space through the use of electronic sound. Matt Borghi, the composer behind the Acquiesce project aimed at creating contemplative sound atmospheres. Music that would be enveloping, without being intrusive. Some of the pieces were conceived with the idea that Brian Eno called Sonic Wallpaper in mind. While other pieces are more groove oriented, and emphasize the flow of rhythm. Matt Borghi carried a rough demo of the recordings around for almost a year before finally deciding to release it. I wanted to be sure that the music sounded fresh each time. As the artist a piece may sound really great the first couple of listens, then it gets boring. After a while the music loses its profundity. I wanted to be sure that these compositions were the real thing. That's probably why I waited so long to release them. At times it seems as though the music of Acquiesce can transcend time and space. While that's not possible in the physical world, anything is possible in the realm of sound and perception.
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